Chris Sharma, reportedly super-close to completing his long-term project First Round, First Minute at Margalef, Spain, got snowed out of that crag and traveled to Santa Linya, where he proceeded to redpoint another mega-project: Neanderthal (tentatively given 9b/5.15b).
Joe Simpson has soloed a new route on the south face of Mera Peak in Nepal.
Cape Union Mart, South Africa’s leading outdoor store since 1933, has launched its first experiential Adventure Centre in Gauteng – a 1000m2 mega store at Eastgate Shopping Centre.
The MCSA is well aware of the prohibitive costs involved in the organisation and implementation of expeditions for all members of the South African mountaineering community, but especially younger members who have no recourse to funds.
The badly decomposed body of an unknown person, presumably a man, who landed on a rocky ledge on Table Mountain in mysterious circumstances, was removed from the mountain on Thursday morning.
It is advised that persons do not drink the water from the Lily Pond on Table Mountain until the next heavy rains as a body was found above Africa Ledge. iol.co.za report: Body leaves cops mystified Police are trying to determine the identity of a decomposed body that was discovered on Table Mountain two days […]
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The cold has arrived to Cataluña at last and Tomáš Mrázek has done his 3rd 9a/+ in relatively short time, Analogica in the Santa Linya cave, Chris Sharma’s 40m+ testpiece from a few weeks back. Chris originally gave it 9a, but as he thinks it’s harder than La novena enmienda and Tomáš thinks it’s on […]
Anyone passing Table Mountain late on Tuesday night probably did a double-take when they saw a massive, colourful display being projected on to the side of the city’s iconic natural landmark. The image depicted four men’s faces, and the words: “Our winning World Cup team.” But Table Mountain National Park (TMNP) said it neither knew […]
On the 1st of December 2009 ) (34/8c) at Oudtshoorn Main Crag. This is Pauls hardest route to date. Nice one Paul!!! The first South African to climb Streetfighter / Two to Win was Justin Hawkins on the 20th of October 2006. The route which was originally a long standing project at Oudtshoorn (South Africa’s […]
Sonnie Trotter from Canada has made the first retro-trad ascent of Prosthetics 5.13d (r/x) at Mill Creek, Utah, USA. Thirty year old Sonnie Trotter from Canada recently travelled to Mill Creek in Utah where he carried out the first trad ascent of Prosthetics 5.13d (r/x), defining it as “one of the finest single pitch free […]